IPOA Investigations Officer Jobs in Kenya

IPOA Investigations Officer Jobs in Kenya

  • The Investigations Officer will be responsible to Director, Investigations through
    the Head of Investigations. This is the entry grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Undertaking investigations on allegations of misconduct, deaths and serious injuries to persons while in police custody, or which are the result of police action or inaction; or were caused by members of the National Police Service;

  • Gathering and analysing evidence and organizing it in statements, sets of records and facts;

  • Gathering information and produce intelligence reports to inform investigations;

  • Recording of statements from complainants, witnesses and suspects officers;

  • Ensuring safe custody of all investigative records and evidence in liaison with the Monitoring and Inspections Directorate;

  • Conduct impromptu visits to stations during inspection tours to audit police investigations into complaints against the service;

  • Conducting undercover investigations and surveillance operations;

  • Carrying out sting operations especially where ongoing misconduct is reported to the Authority;

  • Attending post-mortems;

  • Documenting all investigations in concise, factual and timely manner;

  • Supporting prosecution process in court; and

  • Prepare procurement requisitions for effective investigations operations.

  • Any other relevant duties as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.

  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya (Clearance certificates
    to be presented during the interview).

    Job Specification:

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Complaints Management Officer II; or

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Political Science, Human Rights, Social Sciences, military / police science or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; and

  • Proficiency in computer applications

    Required behavioural and Functional skills:

    • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;

    • Demonstrate high ethical standards;

    • Be an effective communicator with excellent Dispute Resolution skills, investigations skills and negotiations skills.

    • Transparency and accountability.

    • Creativity and innovation.

    • Data analysis and Analytical skills.

    • Report writing skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IPOA Investigations Officer Jobs in Kenya ​

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